Backyard Beauty

DANIEL GERMANI DESIGN COOKS UP THE IDEAL OUTDOOR KITCHEN

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WORDS: Michael Behrenhausen

The joy of backyard barbecues during the summer is that they bring the intimate vibe and magnetic appeal that all kitchens seem to possess to an environment of fresh air and typically, more space. Many of us have similar ideas of outdoor grilling and often feel stuck with those choices: from messy, old charcoal beaters or clunky propane workhorses to high-end outdoor kitchen installs that end up eating into patio-space as much as they do bank accounts.

Thankfully, Daniel Germani Design, in partnership with architectural surface brand Cosentino and Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens, (literally) thought outside of the norm for a tasty solution. The ASA-D2 is a re-imagined, modular outdoor kitchen that’s ideal as both functional, versatile cooker and appealing central entertaining space.

The ASA-D2 is a light, free-standing unit boasting an ultra-durable aluminum structure and stainless steel exterior that’s able to withstand exposure to the elements. The ultracompact countertop is created by Dekton for Cosentino for extra durability, consisting of a blend of raw materials used to produce the very latest in glass and porcelain, as well as quartz work surfaces.

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Its sleek, modular design is available in four different finishes and the chefs of the house (no matter their culinary expertise from burgers and dogs to steaks, shish kabab and salmon) can take their choice of available appliance options. Plus, it features a convenient 360-degree functionality which provides access to storage and shelving on both sides.

Integrated into the countertop, the grill (by Caliber Appliances) offers a 20,00 BTU burner system along with radiant technology. It features a fully retractable, “disappearing” lid which opens and closes easily thanks to a special counterbalancing mechanism.

Says Germani of his design, “I was tired of the same old boring, “dude” barbecues. Introducing a “furniture feel” to a very utilitarian piece was my number one goal. ASA-D2 is an “outdoor kitchen” that is flexible, light, modular, extremely durable and resilient to the elements without leaving out the design aspect out of the equation. My customer is someone who enjoys design, loves entertaining outdoors and has a blast grilling in a sexy outdoor kitchen while drinking a dirty martini with 3 blue cheese olives.”

ASA-D2 is available in four colors: Trilium (an aged, oxidized steel look), Spectra (a solid, shiny black), Aura (a replica of Calacatta marble), and Halo (a soft white with high-gloss finish). The best thing about the ASA-D2? You’re going to want to use it year-round, not just the summer.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: brownjordanoutdoorkitchens.com